How To Build A Social Network Around Every Job

A whopping 73 percent of employers successfully hired a candidate via social media this year. But guess what? That number could be much, much higher. How? By creating a social network around each of your jobs. Social recruiting is becoming increasingly important when searching for quality job candidates. Sure, recruiters know about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And you …

NASCAR: The Brickyard 400

The “Race to the Chase” is on with 7 races to decide the Sprint Cup Series playoff lineup. This week ESPN picks up the coverage at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR’s finest will strap in for an opportunity to kiss the bricks. Sunday’s weather looks perfect for racing, with sunshine hitting the track. That …

More Livable: New York City or San Francisco?

Traveling between two of the world’s most iconic cities, I wanted to take inventory and compare which city is more livable. My natural disposition may be one of bias since I’m a property-tax paying citizen of San Francisco. That said, I’ve enjoyed my trips to NYC in the past immensely and my wife is a …

Removing The “Middle Man”

Early in my recruiting days someone described me as a “middle man”. That was the late ’90’s. It was long before mobile phones, laptops, iPads, and social media came on the scene. Therefore, the “middle man” took on true meaning in the context of a job search. The “middle man” was the conduit for making …

NASCAR: Camping World 301 @NHMS

It’s the second half of the Sprint Cup Series season, and time for teams to make their push for the Chase. New Hampshire represents an important race not only to the Chase, but also as it’s the first race in the Chase come September.  Here’s a quick look at fantasy picks for this week’s race …

5 Rules For Engaging Your Talent Community

The term “talent community” is controversial to some, and overused by others. I’m not here to argue the term, but it’s hard to ignore the importance of having your top target candidates organized into groups you can easily communicate with. To create more inbound interest in your jobs, you have to put your marketing cap …

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Job Descriptions Go Viral

A Salesforce.com Community Manager job description recently got 57 tweets, 20 likes, and 3,979 views. How’d they do it? [update as of 12/27/2012]: Community Manager job description now has 18K views, 200+ tweets, and 50+ likes] First, let’s back up for a second. It’s no secret there are more online venues to search for jobs than ever before. …

5 Impacts Of A Strong Employer Brand

You’ve likely heard the buzz over Employer Branding. We’ve seen excellent articles detailing the steps to success, as well as tips to measure your Employer Brand. It’s obvious that Employer Branding has emerged as an important topic in Talent Acquisition, but one question still remains: what is the impact? The benefits of Employer Branding are obvious for candidates. …